Falling leaves aren’t only the signs of autumn, it’s also a hint that it may be time to put away your patio furniture soon. While you can leave your Adirondack chairs outside all year round if you wish, they will stay closest to their condition if put away during the colder months.
Putting your Adirondack chairs away with these tips in mind can help save you time in the spring and keep them in the best state possible. If you live in a moderately temperate climate for winter, you may be able to use your chairs all year round, but for everyone else, read on…
Step #1: Bring out the hose!
Going over your Adirondack chairs with water will help get the dirt off or loosen it up for the next step. You can also use a pressure washer (not to exceed 1500 psi) but for this purpose, the pressure of your garden hose will do just fine. The cleaner they are right now, the better they’ll look in the spring!
Step #2: Get rid of stains!
Most persistent dirt can be taken care of with the hose and a soft brush, but sometimes you need a little more than that. With the fall season comes leaves that can leave behind their mark, it’s time to break out your trusty Magic Eraser and get rid of these before putting away your Adirondack chairs. In our years of experience with the poly lumber material, a Magic Eraser is one of the best tools you can use to keep your chairs looking new, season after season.
Step #3: Tighten hardware!
Throughout the season, while using your Adirondack chairs, you should check on the hardware every now and then to protect the integrity of the chair. And, when you put it away, it’s always good to give it that final tightening (without stripping the screws, of course!) before it sits all winter. With constant use, these screws can subtly loosen so you should always give them a check! You’ll also want to make a note of any missing hardware that will need replaced before the next season.
Step #4: Fold and put them away!
Before putting them away, make sure your Adirondacks have completely dried from any cleaning you have done. The majority of our Adirondack chairs can be folded for easy transportation and storage. Folding them will save on the space needed to store them. If you plan on stacking the folded frames, consider adding a tarp in between to prevent rubbing.
Keep your Adirondack chairs as close to new as possible by putting them away for the winter, while also saving you time in the spring! You can learn more about the everyday maintenance of your Adirondack chairs on ECCBOutdoor.com.
Need help winterizing other furniture materials like metal? Check out this blog for more helpful hints!